Posted by George Polley on Monday, April 13, 2009,
Art of writing
are a writer’s power tools,” says Welsh novelist Mari Strachan,
“and it’s crucial to be able to use them effectively.” I
couldn't possibly agree more.
When I read I have always paid attention to words – the way they sound, the way they're strung together in lines, phrases
and sentences, their emotion and the images and emotions they arouse.
Here is an example, from Sherman Alexie's fine novel The
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian:
“My dad was trying to comfo...
I'm an author, fiction writer and poet. My recent publications are "The Old Man and The Monkey" and "Grandfather and the Raven", both published by Night Publishing (UK); a collection of short stories, "Fernandez' Tale and Other Stories", and a poetry collection "Seeing: Collected Poems, 1973-1999", published by Tortoise & Hare, both out of print. I love telling stories, so drop by from time to time for updates.
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